Sydney's Best Water View Wedding Venues
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting your entire life for. Nothing will compare to your one and only special day and, with any luck, you’ll remember it for a lifetime. So, it makes sense to choose the perfect wedding venue, the perfect dress, and wedding musicians or a band that brings the house down and makes it a night to remember.
Your wedding venue can really set the tone of your day. It will determine how the photos will look, who can attend due to accessibility, and even how things will run on the night.
To make your day as special as it could ever be, we’ve compiled a list of the best water view wedding venues in Sydney, so you can still be close to the city yet have a wedding that feels special.
So, here it is: our take on the best Sydney wedding venues with water views:
1. Gunners’ Barracks
Where: End of Suakin Drive, Georges Heights, Mosman NSW 2088
Capacity: Sit Down - 130 Guests. Canapés Style - 180 Guests.
Gunners’ Barracks is nothing short of stunning. With the perfect blend of seclusion, water views, bushland and old-world heritage charm, this would be an unforgettable wedding venue. The best part is that despite being secluded, it’s also easily accessible in Mosman, just a stone’s throw away from Sydney city centre. To make things easy you can have both your ceremony and reception here so you don’t have to worry about everyone traipsing from one wedding venue to the next. It features a rustic sandstone courtyard, stunning harbour view lawn, harbour view terrace and drawing rooms.
This wedding venue also prides itself on its’ excellent service and it’s divine food!
2. Moby Dicks Whale Beach
Where: 227 Whale Beach Rd, Whale Beach, NSW, 2107
Capacity: Sit Down - 150 Guests. Canapé Style - 200 Guests.
Moby Dicks Whale Beach is a little further from Sydney city (40 kilometres), but it’s well worth the drive to escape the hustle of the city and experience uninterrupted beach views. Part of the Boathouse Group, this beautiful beachside wedding venue with spectacular ocean views is perfect for a waterfront wedding.
If you’ve always wanted a wedding ceremony on or near the beach, this Sydney wedding venue is perfect for you, as Moby Dicks is located just steps from the beach itself. For the reception, there’s a range of delicious food packages available. The Boathouse Group venues are known for their delicious fresh seafood options, so if you choose this wedding venue, take advantage of them!
A wedding at Moby Dicks can be as casual or as formal as you want, with both sit down and canapé style package options.
3. The Boat House Palm Beach
Where: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach, NSW, 2108
Capacity: Sit Down - 30 Guests. Canapé Style - 200 Guests.
The Boat House Palm Beach offers breathtaking waterfront views. The wedding venue is stunning, yet still retains a casual, relaxed nautical vibe. Located right on the water with a romantic long jetty, this is prime waterfront wedding venue territory.
Again, the food is not to be undervalued. Like Moby Dicks, there’s a focus on seafood, but you won’t be disappointed by any of the food options.
4. Sergeant’s Mess
Where: Chowder Bay Road, Chowder Bay, Mosman, NSW, 2088
Capacity: Sit Down - 250 Guests.
Sergeant’s Mess has been known for years around Sydney as one of the city’s best wedding venues. Conveniently located in Chowder Bay in Mosman, it’s close to everything yet still removed enough from the city to feel private.
This wedding venue has a luxury feel, and if you’re feeling extra, you can even choose to arrive (or leave) via your own private boat to add some magic and really take your wedding to the next level. With multiple fine dining options, the modern Australian menu is nothing short of delectable and, with a high ratio of staff to guests, the service really is excellent.
5. Beachside Dojo
Where: Level 2, 55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW, 2095
Capacity: Sit Down - 90 Guests. Canapé Style - 200 Guests.
If you want sweeping ocean views in a relaxed environment, Beachside Dojo is the perfect Sydney wedding venue for you. Featuring a large alfresco space and lush greenery, this wedding venue caters for all wedding types.
Conveniently located at the iconic Manly beach, this wedding venue is easily accessible. The modern Australian menu has touches of Japanese influences, and the various packages give you the freedom to choose whatever you like.
The space features multiple room options from an intimate private soiree with 20-25 guests to a larger wedding of up to 200, this sea side wedding venue caters to all.
6. Dunbar House
Where: 9 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Capacity: Sit Down - 110 Guests. Canapé Style - 120 Guests.
One of Australia’s longest standing structures, Dunbar House is the perfect fusion of sophisticated, old-world charm meets modern style. The stunning mansion has been magnificently refurbished to create a wonderful wedding backdrop and features divine décor perfect for photos.
This wedding venue is especially good for those who are after a private affair yet still want a convenient location.
The food and service is first rate, with a vast range of food and beverage options to suit any wedding style and ensure your wedding will run seamlessly, from the ceremony to the wedding reception.
7. Jonah’s Whale Beach
Where: 69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, NSW, 2107
Capacity: Sit Down - 122 Guests.
Jonah’s at Whale Beach is the ultimate sea view wedding venue. Again, a little removed from Sydney’s centre, yet the breathtaking views, unique location and luxury-feel amenities will turn your wedding into something truly special.
A spectacular cliff-top garden with views over the beach is perfect for ceremonies, and the hatted restaurant and lovely dining spaces are perfect for the reception. This wedding venue covers everything from smaller, more intimate weddings to larger weddings.
Jonah’s offers a range of luxury Ocean Retreat rooms’ with stunning water views overlooking Whale Beach, meaning you and your loved ones don’t need to leave the venue and can spend the night there!
8. Aqua Dining
Where: Corner Paul and Northcliff Streets, Milsons Point, NSW, 2061
Capacity: Sit Down - 110 Guests. Canapé Style - 150 Guests.
Right in the heart of the city, Aqua Dining is very easily accessible, just 10 minutes’ drive from Sydney CBD. With its stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge backdrop, this impressive North Sydney wedding venue right next to Luna Park will be nothing short of wonderful for your special day.
With a seasonal modern Italian menu, this wedding venue is known for the award-winning food and will not disappoint. Aqua Dining features a large sit-down dining area with seating inside and out, but there are also cocktail wedding options available.
9. Pier One Hotel
Where: 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Capacity: Sit Down - 200 Guests.
Another wedding venue that is easily accessible, Pier One hosts a variety of wedding options. This luxurious waterfront Sydney wedding venue will make for a picturesque wedding with a beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge backdrop.
From a lush ceremony on the pier, to a ceremony in one of Sydney’s last standing waterfront marquees, you have plenty of options at Pier One. For the reception there’s also a range of options in various rooms, with both cocktail and sit-down packages available.
10. Palm Beach Golf Club
Where: 2 Beach Road, Palm Beach, NSW, 2108
Capacity: Sit Down - 150 Guests. Canapé Style - 220 Guests.
Yet another wedding venue located in the iconic Palm Beach (it really is beautiful!), Palm Beach Golf Club offers a casual, relaxed wedding vibe with a stunning beachside backdrop.
This wedding venue offers a number of elegant ceremony options on the green with water views of Pittwater as a backdrop.
Great for small and larger weddings alike, this wedding venue offers a range of customisable packages that allow you the freedom to create your own unique event.
Once you’ve locked your venue down, we’ve got a range of wedding event packages to make things easy for you, so you don’t need to waste time sourcing wedding musicians or a DJ, photo booth and photography. Check out our services here.